February 2009 Table of Contents - Tech Learning

February 2009 Table of Contents

A Second Life for Professional DevelopmentThe evolution of the virtual world Second Life hasbeen nothing short of remarkable. Yet, its value as aprofessional development meeting place for themainstream education community is just beginningto be appreciated. Follow this online pioneer for
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A Second Life for Professional Development
The evolution of the virtual world Second Life has
been nothing short of remarkable. Yet, its value as a
professional-development meeting place for the
mainstream education community is just beginning
to be appreciated. Follow this online pioneer for a
full tour.
By Peggy Sheehy

11 Tips for Better Laptop Learning
The goal of installing laptop programs is to increase
student learning in the classroom. Follow these
eleven tips to get the most learning out of your
By Jon Orech

One-to-One Veteran Advice
Just tossing computers at kids won’t make a 1:1
initiative successful. What you need is a more holistic
approach—a virtual learning network to which
students, teacher, and parents alike can connect.
Follow these strategies to make that happen.
By Kevin Goscha

Put to the Test: T&L Editors take some new products for a test drive.
NComputing X550
Epson DC-10s
Samsung UF-130DX Digital Presenter
Brother MFC-6490CW All-in-One
Adaptive Curriculum: Science
Dukane AirSlate 3

Control Room
The latest in classroom response systems

What’s New
Polyvision’s eno whiteboard • Creative Learning Systems
Alternative Energy SmartLab • Fujitsu Computer Stylistic
ST6012 slate tablet PC • Lightspeed Systems Power Manager
• NewTek LiveSet Pack Volume 1 • PrivacyVault • Serif Digital
Photo Suite 2009 • SMART Notebook SE • SnapStream
Enterprise TV server * Stanford 10 Online • Vernier Logger
Lite • and more


Editor's Desk: Help Yourself—new opportunities for professional development

Next Big Thing: The SMART Table

How it's Done: The Science of Class Collaboration

Bob Sprankle says: Don’t be a sucker to scammers and Cheryl Oakes’ Facebook gets hacked.



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APRIL 2009 Table of Contents

FEATURESFacebook Faceoff It may be the most volatile question in education today—is there a place for social networking in schools? Check highlights from our ongoing online debate. This version of the story appeared in the print issue of the magazine.

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June 2009 Table of Contents

FEATURESFOLLOW THE MONEY PART 2 Read the second installment in a three part series on what the stimulus package means for education technology in America’s classrooms. This month, get inspired by projects already in the works. What To Do With

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February 2011 Table of Contents

FEATURESSCHOOL CIO The New One to One As administrators scramble to offer ubiquitous technology in their districts, the goal has moved away from one laptop for each lap to a plethora of alternatives. By Ellen Ullman SPECIAL SUPPLEMENT Race to

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February 2010 Table of Contents

FEATURESSCHOOL CIO Making 1 1 Work Despite their avid loyalties to different hardware devices, these school administrators concur on one to one strategy successful advocacy and implementation of one to one programs must focus on educational vision and goals, and

January 2009 Table of Contents

FEATURES Get Better With Your TechWhether you are a novice or seasoned vet, it never hurts to reassess your technology prowess. Along with your other New Year resolutions, read this guide to help with getting your professional development back on

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May 2009 Table of Contents

FEATURESThe A V Club—Next Generation Engaging the digital natives isn’t as daunting as you think. Here’s how three classrooms do it. Follow the Money Part I Read the first in a three part series on what the stimulus package means

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November 2009 Table of Contents

FEATURESBig Picture In his new book “The World Is Open,” author Curtis Bonk makes bold predictions about a more personalized age of learning. We present a few highlights School CIO The Data Is In Student Information Systems (SISs) are already

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October 2009 Table of Contents

FEATURESThe Essential Guide for K 12 Librarians Major shifts in information and communication landscapes present new opportunities for librarians. Read how your info specialist can help learners of all ages effectively use, manage, evaluate, organize and communicate in the 21st